MA Theatre Directing course launched

22 April 2016

St Mary’s University, Twickenham London, in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre are launching an MA in Theatre Directing.

This course – the only one of its kind in the UK – to be predominantly housed in a producing theatre sees MA students based at the multi-award winning Orange Tree Theatre and is designed to explore the art and techniques of theatre directing within the context of contemporary theatre making.

Modules are taught by both academics and theatre directors with the assistance of professional actors in the practical classes. The programme is both academic and vocational. It aims to provide an advanced understanding of theatre production processes within a context of both contemporary theatre making and the dramatic tradition. It further aims to develop students’ craft skills and technical abilities in order to prepare them for a career in theatre directing.

The programme is aimed both at graduates who wish to advance their understanding of theatre practice in order to develop their work to a professional standard and at theatre professionals who wish to formalise their experience with a course of study and a qualification.

The course can be studied full-time in one year or part-time over two years.

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